verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of loosen
OTHER WORDS FROM loosenloos·en·er, noun
Example sentences from the Web for loosen
Earlier this year, Apple also loosened restrictions on some cloud-gaming apps and email services, charging a fee to fewer developers.Apple to cut app store fees in half for most developers|Verne Kopytoff|November 18, 2020|Fortune
For months, Desmond has been making the case on his podcast and from his seat on the Board of Supervisors that public health officials should loosen their restrictions.San Diegans Are Worried, But They Have Not Lost Trust|Scott Lewis and Kara Grant|November 3, 2020|Voice of San Diego
This power to lift or loosen obligations can certainly be used for good.
Record numbers of people are voting early or requesting absentee ballots in Virginia as the coronavirus pandemic and newly loosened election laws reshape voting habits here during this year’s presidential election.Virginia voting guide: What to know about early voting, mail-in ballots|Antonio Olivo, Patricia Sullivan|October 28, 2020|Washington Post
Cases now attach via magnet, which allows them to loosen their death grip on the edges of your device.The iPhone 12 Pro is a big upgrade even without the 5G hype|Stan Horaczek|October 28, 2020|Popular Science
In 2013, the state legislature passed a sweeping charter school bill pushed by Mitchell that loosened oversight and regulation.At This Creepy Libertarian Charter School, Kids Must Swear ‘to Be Obedient to Those in Authority’|ProPublica|October 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But recently, the MPAA has loosened the stick in its collective ass and allowed women to go there whilst maintaining an R rating.Oral Sex Comes of Age in Hollywood: ‘Gone Girl’ the Latest Film to Showcase Female Pleasure|Marlow Stern|October 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In 2017, those reins will be loosened, and Hongkongers will be able to vote for their Chief Executive.
“Soon enough, he loosened his Pierre Cardin belt,” she writes.His Reputation Precedes Him: Dov Charney’s Blacklist|Justin Jones|June 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A generation ago, Beijing watched nervously as the Soviet Union loosened its grip only to fall, and split apart.On the 25th Anniversary of Tiananmen Sq., Chinese Dissidents Remain Undaunted|Ellen Bork|June 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hilda, in her anxiety, ran around, past the corner where the low roof was fringed with its loosened thatch.Hans Brinker|Mary Mapes Dodge
Susan took her horse there; loosened his girths, and rubbed him down with a wisp of straw.Half a Life-time Ago|Elizabeth Gaskell
As he loosened the braided rawhide from his waist his gaze was roaming over the opposite rocks.The Black Wolf Pack|Dan Beard
But Colwyn loosened himself quickly from her detaining grasp, and strode to the door.The Shrieking Pit|Arthur J. Rees
Scattergood loosened a sheet of paper which had been lightly glued to the page.Scattergood Baines|Clarence Budington Kelland